About the OUSD Strategic Plan 2021-24
The 2021-24 OUSD Strategic Plan will focus on a narrow set of strategic actions for the next three years. It is an opportunity to reimagine our work and to craft an Oakland community and school system that represents our highest hopes and dreams for ourselves and the generations to come.
When Kyla Johnson-Trammell started as Superintendent in 2017, the system was in disarray. It was no time for big visions. It was a time for action. We focused on 1) quality community schools, 2) fiscal vitality, and 3) organizational wellness. And we have and continue to make steady progress in these areas. Even in the midst of this pandemic, however, we knew we needed to keep our eyes on the future and that's where the 2021-24 Strategic Plan comes in.
Last fall, we began drafting a strategic plan. During Phase One, over 800 people shared their feedback.
We landed on four key initiatives:
- Ensuring Strong Third Graders Readers (Catalyze citywide effort to guarantee literacy for all third graders)
- Supporting Powerful Graduates (Develop essential skills to secure post secondary success),
- Creating Inspiring Schools (Redesign schools to be places of joy, inclusion and beauty)
- Growing a Diverse and Stable Staff (Attract and retain staff reflective of Oakland’s rich diversity)
In the spring of 2021, we started Phase Two. For each of the four initiatives, we had working groups drafting high level goals and other ways to guide our work together. In total, over 80 district staff and community members are involved in these groups. Each working group will continue to include ways for the community to be involved.
We held community engagement sessions in early June to solicit feedback from the community. You can also share feedback via this online form at any time.
But, this is not the end of our process. It is only the beginning.
Phase 3 (July 2021 - June 2022): We will move into implementation of year one actions. We will also have more community engagements over the next year to share our progress and outline the key actions for the following two years. Each working group is creating plans that include opportunities for community engagement and collaboration.
Phase 4, (July 2022 - June 2024): We will continue building and improving in partnership with the Board and the community. As we draw to the close of this plan, we will start engaging community members once again to land on a set of priorities for the following three years that reflects the hard work and progress we will have made!
The 2021-24 OUSD Strategic Plan will be a living plan.
It is being developed hand-in-hand with Oakland Unified students, families, staff, and community and will build on the knowledge and strengths of our community. This living road map will help guide our actions, set clear expectations for our work, and foster transparency and accountability from the classroom to the boardroom.